USC Annenberg Summer Inst on Diversity in Media

The USC Annenberg Summer Institute on Diversity in Media and Culture
June 16-20, 2013
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
University of Southern California

We welcome applicants for the inaugural USC Annenberg Summer Institute on Diversity in Media and Culture, June 16-20, 2014. The Institute will bring together exemplary doctoral students and faculty members from across the disciplines of Communication and Media Studies and around the nation to discuss issues of race, gender and difference in media, within the shifting conditions of technology, production, circulation and consumption as well as the shifting discourse of difference in the areas of politics, culture and globalization. Approximately 20 doctoral students will be chosen to participate based on submitted papers and recommendations from their advisors.

The Institute will be divided into workshop sessions that feature current work from Institute faculty (listed below) and research seminars in which all participants present and discuss their own work-in-progress. Speakers in the workshop sessions will examine race, gender, and difference in the media from a variety of interdisciplinary and methodological perspectives. The Institute welcomes participants who are involved in a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields and who are interested in current critical debates in Communication and Media Studies.

Applications, including a statement of background and interests and a paper that fits within the Institute’s broad topical range, should be sent to: USC Annenberg Summer Institute, School of Communication, USC Annenberg School, 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089. Applicants should have their faculty advisor send a supporting recommendation to the same address.

The Institute will cover participants’ travel to Los Angeles and housing in USC dormitory space.

Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2014
Notification of Participants: April 1, 2014

Institute Faculty:
Sarah Banet-Weiser, USC
Taj Frazier, USC
Nitin Govil, USC
Herman Gray, UC Santa Cruz
Larry Gross, USC
Sarah Gualtierri, USC
Josh Kun, USC
Stacy Smith, USC
Beretta Smith-Shumade, Tulane University S. Craig Watkins, UT Austin

DC Internships available

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Washington D.C. Summer Fellowship Program
Consortium for Media Policy Studies (COMPASS)

The Annenberg Schools for Communication at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Southern California, and the Departments of Communication at the Universities of Illinois and Michigan are pleased to announce a new collaborative summer fellowship program, designed to provide Ph.D. students in Communication and Media Studies with hands on experience in the development and implementation of communication policy. Fellows would intern (8-weeks from mid-June to mid-August) in DC-based government offices or agencies, think tanks, political party or advocacy organizations, or other communication-related public or private sector institutions. All Fellows would also participate in an orientation prior to beginning their internship, and a follow-up retreat at which they will share their experiences and how these experiences might be connected to their research and teaching with a small group of scholars and practitioners.

Fellowships include assistance in locating an appropriate internship placement, a stipend of $5,000, and travel expenses for attending the follow-up retreat. Students’ home graduate institutions are expected to provide support for housing/expenses in DC ($2,000), though a limited number of scholarships are available if home institutions are unable to provide support.

Up to eight fellowships are available for the summer 2011. Candidates for these fellowships must Ph.D. students in Communication or Media Studies, and must be nominated by their home department or school (applicants must be US citizens, or international students enrolled in US institutions and holding student visas).  Applications should include: (1) a brief nomination letter from the department/school indicating whether or not you would be able to provide $2,000 in housing support and living expenses; (2) a letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor or another faculty member familiar with the student’s work/ability: and (3) a letter from the student indicating how a summer internship would connect to/enhance his or her research and/or teaching, and what kind of placement would be most useful in this regard.

Completed applications are due no later than Monday, February 28, 2011 and should be sent Larry Gross [lpgross@usc.edu]. Students who have been accepted will be notified by Monday, March 14, at which point the placement process would begin.

The Washington D.C. Summer Fellowship Program is a project of the Consortium for Media Policy Studies (COMPASS) and is made possible through the generous support of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

COMPASS Co-Directors:
Michael X. Delli Carpini, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Susan Douglas, Depart of Communication Studies, University of Michigan
Larry Gross, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California
Robert McChesney, Department of Communication, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Essay contest for Austria

Milton Wolf Seminar 2011 Essay Contest:
Picking up the Pieces: Fragmented Sovereignties and Emerging Information Flows

“The Diplomatic Academy Vienna in partnership with the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania will host a seminar from March 23-25, 2011 in Vienna, Austria, organized by the American Austrian Foundation. The seminar will bring together a diverse group of invited individuals representing multiple perspectives and nationalities.Panelists include distinguished print and television journalists, media development practitioners, diplomats, and academics.

The organizers have launched an essay competition to identify motivated and thoughtful students of international relations, development studies, communication, journalism, law, and related fields who will enrich the seminar proceedings. Essays should be approximately 1500 words long and address the following question: Under what conditions and with what methods should a country or multilateral organization intervene in the media and communications space of another?

Seven winning essay writers will receive a stipend of up to $1,500 each to cover travel to and participation in the 2011 Milton Wolf Seminar in Vienna. Vienna, Austria’s historic capital city provides an ideal location for the seminar because it is also home to a broad array of media actors, multilateral organizations, and international NGOs.”

More information about the seminar and essay contest can be found on the seminar site.